Albion match-winner David shut out the noise of home supporters

David Lopez celebrates his winner

David Lopez celebrates his winner

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Albion’s spot-kick master has revealed how he won his St David’s Day shootout.

David Lopez, left, beat David Forde by shutting out a raucous home crowd – and memories of a previous head-to-head.

He sent the Millwall keeper the wrong way to secure a 1-0 win and give the Seagulls a flying start to their hectic March schedule.

David said: “I would take a penalty every game if I could.

“It’s no problem taking one at a place like that, just the same as taking one at home.

“At home you know your own fans are supporting you.

“But I just thought about what I was doing and nothing else.”

David opened his Albion account with a spot kick past Forde at the Amex last season.

He admitted he remembers it well. But that was not why he shot to the other side this time.

He insisted: “I didn’t even think about that penalty.

“I’ve got my own way of taking penalties and I don’t think about things like that.”

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